Faculty Development Fridays

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Join OHSU colleagues for a series of professional education opportunities, including live-streamed presentations, virtual workshops, and facilitated discussions of webinars.

Jointly presented with the Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation. All events are open to learners, postdocs, staff, and faculty. Register for sessions in advance to receive a calendar reminder and to be updated on any changes. Or, simply use the button below at the scheduled time to access the live meeting.

Upcoming sessions

Do you wish you had a group of colleagues to connect with, learn from, and contribute to as you grow in a particular skill?

Attend this session to hear from OHSU faculty and staff who have started and sustained a community of practice on campus. We’ll discuss forming and contributing to communities of practice, the outcomes and impact of their communities of practice, and what to do if you want to start one and how to help get it set up for success. We’ll also dive into using asynchronous/online tools to support communities of practice and share which groups already exist on campus. Since anyone can lead a group like this, we welcome students and staff to attend this session as well!


  • Amy Miller Juve, Ed.D., M.Ed., Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Mike Miller, MCT, MCP, Data Visualization Specialist, Office of Advanced Analytics
  • Ashley Roach, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, VANAP Faculty

Panel discussion from noon - 1 p.m.

Join us for this special, in-person session with guest speaker Scott Finnie, Ph.D., Senior Faculty member of Eastern Washington University’s Africana Studies, and the executive director of its race and cultural studies program. Dr. Finnie is the recipient of more than 20 awards for excellence in teaching, leadership, civil rights and mentoring.

During this in-person presentation, "The Dynamics of Cultural Humility and Pillars of Prejudice and Discrimination: That Pathway to Connecting with Diverse Learners," Dr. Finnie will address:

  • Discerning the dynamics of cultural humility
  • The five major pillars of prejudice and discrimination
  • The quiet trauma of Eurocentrism
  • The silent and invisible role of perspective
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in action

For those interested in further study, a suggested reading would be, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” by Peggy McIntosh.

Presentation and discussion: noon - 1 p.m., RLSB room 3A001

Sponsored in collaboration with the School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Join this session to learn more about the various resources, services and policies related to supporting students at OHSU and beyond who may be dealing mental health issues. The session will aim to:

  • Introduce key offices and services (CARE, Office for Student Access, and Student Health & Wellness)
  • Explain confidentiality
  • Briefly discuss common pitfalls that faculty fall into (Ex: informal accommodations)
  • Introduce key resources under the Provost Office that contributes to a student’s overall well-being
  • Promote Mentorship Academy & ASIST trainings

Presenters for this session will include Daisy Lembke, Psy.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Director, Student health and Wellness; Chennettée Jelleberg, M.S., CRC, Director, Office for Student Access; Hannah Hoeflich, Psy.D., Suicide Prevention Program Manager; Britt HooverCARE Case Manager; and ​​​​​​Brenda Martinez, Ph.D., Mentorship Specialist, Educational Improvement and Innovation.

Presentation and discussion from noon - 1 p.m.


Join our registration list to receive calendar invites for all upcoming Faculty Development Fridays sessions. As new sessions as added you will receive new invites. (Not sure if you're already on the list? Check here).

Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions in Compass (search "FDF").


If you have attended any past sessions we would welcome your feedback. Please use the forms linked to below to evaluate individual sessions or the program as a whole.


Program planning and volunteer opportunities

The FDF planning committee is seeking input and volunteers. Use the form below to indicate your interest in the various topics being considered for future sessions. Additionally, you can use this form to either volunteer to assist on future sessions or to recommend colleagues who may have expertise related to a given topic.

If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in this Webex-based event, please contact the Office of Faculty Development (facdev@ohsu.edu) at least five business days prior.

Previous sessions

February 2: Publication Prep: Getting Your Writing Where It Needs to Be
Facilitator: Zoe Speidel Douglas, MA

January 20: Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?
Presenter: Antwon Chavis, M.D.

February 3: Clinical Assessment
Presenter: Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.

March 3: Classroom Assessment
Presenters: Sarah Jacobs, M.Ed. and Sarah Drummond, Ed.D.

March 17: Disrupting Bullying in Academic Medicine

April 7: Lunch with Leaders Pt. 4
Speakers: Ron Sakaguchi, Ph.D., D.D.S., M.B.A. and Renee Edwards, M.D., M.B.A.

April 21: Mentoring with Empathy
Facilitator: Brenda Martinez, Ph.D.

June 16: History of Juneteenth

August 4: Managing Up: Skills to Improve Career Satisfaction and Team Outcomes
Presenter: Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.

August 18: What I Wished I Would have known after being Promoted
Facilitators: Leah Reznick, M.D. and Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.

October 6: Recognizing the achievements of Hispanics in academic medicine and science
Panelists: Juan Amador, FASAE, CAE, Esteban Garza, M.D., Tatiana Hoyos Gomez, M.D., and Lillya Roldan
Facilitator: Leslie Garcia, M.P.A, E.d.D.

November 3: AI in Academic Health
Presenter: David A. Dorr, M.D., M.S.

December 1: Lunch with Leaders Pt. 5
Speakers: Hector Olvera Alvarez, Ph.D. and Denise Dallmann, N.D., M.S.

January 21: Navigating and Tracking your Scholarly Projects
Facilitator: Patty Carney, Ph.D.

February 18: Lunch with Leaders, Pt. 2
Speakers: Peter G. Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D. and Constance R. Tucker, M.A., Ph.D.

March 4: An Introduction to KeyLIME
Facilitators: Kirsten Moreno, Ph.D. and Devon Ritter, M.A.

March 18: Recruiting a Diverse Workforce
Presenters: Linzy Rodrigues and Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas

April 15: How to be a Great Mentee (and Mentors should attend this too)
Presenters: Somnath Mookherjee, M.D. and Neha Deshpande, M.D., University of Washington

April 29: National Minority Health Month: Spotlight on Vaccines
Presenter: Donn Spight, M.D.

June 3: Tips for Time Management
Presenter: Elisa Boden, M.D.

June 17: Joy in Work, Using a QI Systems approach to improving your enjoyment of work
Presenter: Mike Powers, M.D.

July 8: Lunch with Leaders, Pt. 3
Speakers: Erik Brodt, M.D., and Allison Fryer, Ph.D.

July 22: Professionalism and Reproductive Justice
Presenters: Jessica Reid, M.D., M.C.R., and Alyssa Colwill, M.D., M.C.R.

September 16: Navigating the System: Reinventing your OHSU Career
Moderator: Seth Igarta, M.A.
Panelists: Leslie Kahl, M.D., Scott Sherry, M.S., PA-C, Skylar Stewart-Clark, Ph.D., MSPAS, PA-C, and Jackie Wirz, Ph.D.

September 30: Navigating the System: Infusing Career Conversations in Our Work at OHSU
Presenter: Seth Igarta, M.A.

October 14: Creating LGBTQ+ Affirming Learning Environments in Medical Education
Presenter: Caleb Feldman, M.A.

October 28: Updates on the Promotion and Tenure Process: Growing and Promoting Diverse Faculty
Presenter: Alan Hunter, M.D.

November 11: Writing up Education Scholarship for Publication
Presenter: Lainie Yarris, M.D.

January 29: Career Coaching
Facilitator: Benjamin Hoffman, M.D.

February 12: Why We Hate Networking (and strategies to use instead to build meaningful professional connections)
Facilitator: Niki Steckler, Ph.D.

February 26: Moving from Associate to Full Professor
Facilitator: Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.

March 12: Responding to Discrimination and Harassment
Presenters: Jessica Asai, J.D.; Whitney Button, J.D.; Stephanie McClure and Karen B. Eden, Ph.D.

April 9: Improving Workplace Education in the Health Professions by Applying Cognitive Load Theory
Facilitators: Emily Hillhouse, M.A., Ph.D., and Amy Forester, M.F.A.

May 7: Trauma Informed Pedagogy
Presenters: Erin Bonura, M.D. and Holly Villamagna, M.D.

May 21: Parenting in a Pandemic
Presenters: Tracey Biebel, LCSW, Linda Schmidt, M.D., Louise Elaine Vaz, M.D., M.P.H.

June 4: Understanding and Applying OHSU's Inclusive Language Guide
Presenters: Erin Hoover Barnett and Leslie Garcia, M.P.A.

June 18: Juneteenth self-study

July 9: Supporting Students with Visual Disabilities in Health Science Education
Presenters: Jennifer Gossett, M.S., Sheila Burkett-Luckey, M.A., CRC, and Kenneth Sanchez

August 20: Structural Racism in Medical Education
Facilitator: Reem Hasan, M.D., Ph.D.

September 24: Health Literacy and Systemic Racism: Addressing Inequities through Clear Communication
Presenter: Cliff Coleman, M.D., M.P.H.

October 8: Tools and Methods for Developing Your Online Presence
Presenters: William Hersh, M.D., Robin Champieux, and Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D.

November 5: Lunch with Leaders
Speakers: Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Ph.D., R.N., and Atif Zaman, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Recording of session (note that we were only able to record one each of the speakers’ two small group discussions)
  • Resource list (selection of books recommended by the speakers)

November 19: The Art of Saying No
Facilitator: Lissi Hansen, Ph.D., R.N.

May 15: Wellness and Technology
Facilitator: Niki Steckler, Ph.D.

May 29: Leading in Uncertain Conditions
Facilitator: Brian Park, M.D., M.P.H.

June 12: Remote Collaboration
Facilitator: Jessica Walter

June 26: Responding to Racial Bias
Facilitator: Graciela Vidal, M.S., M.A.

July 10: Virtual Voices: Sharing the Mic
Presenter: Suzanne Atkin, M.S.

July 24: Acting Against Disrespect
Facilitator: Leslie Garcia, M.P.A.

August 7: Science of Effective Coaching
Facilitator: Steve Kinder, MPA

August 21: Integrating Humanities with Sciences
Facilitator: Elizabeth Lahti, M.D.

September 4: Advancing Women into Leadership
Facilitator: Leah Reznick, M.D.

September 18: Health Professions Education Scholarship (View the recording of this session)
Facilitator: Constance R. Tucker, M.A., Ph.D.

October 2: Understanding Unconscious Bias
Facilitator: Crystal Roberts, J.D.

October 16: Converting Your Teaching and Assessment Materials into Educational Scholarship through MedEdPORTAL (View the recording of this session)
Presenters: Grace Huang, M.D., Editor-in-Chief and Sara Hunt, Managing Editor, MedEdPORTAL

October 30: Pathways for Advancing Hispanic Health
Facilitator: Susan Shugerman, M.F.A., Ed.D.

November 20: Managing and Working Remotely
Facilitator: Katy Fonner

December 4: Building Your Wellness Toolkit: Promoting Connection to Joy and Purpose
Facilitator: James B. Clements, M.D., F.A.C.P.

December 11: Supporting Black Students and Mentees
Facilitator: Marie Angele Theard, M.D.

Faculty Development Fridays Attendance details for AY2022-23
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2021-22 Faculty Development Fridays Attendance Data
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Attendance data infographic for 2020-21 Faculty Development Fridays series.
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Program planning team

Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Faculty Development

Seth Igarta, M.A.
Professional and Career Development Specialist
Educational Improvement and Innovation

Kacy Kesecker
Administrative Coordinator
Office of Faculty Development

Kirstin Moreno, M.S.Ed., Ph.D. 
Education Manager, Assistant Professor 
Educational Improvement and Innovation

Devon Ritter, M.A.
Program Design Specialist
Office of Faculty Development

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

OHSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs and graduate students.